The holiday season is a notoriously stressful time for all of us...However, Dallas' local herbivores can breathe a little easier knowing that their Thanksgiving dinner is FINALLY not going to suck this year.
In the past year, several plant-based food joints have made Dallas home, meaning that diners now have more vegan and vegetarian options for their Thanksgiving table than ever before.
Not just that, but vegan lifestyle magazine VegNews recently named Dallas the EIGHTH BEST vegan city in the United States. Uhh WhAaAaA?
"Dallas, TX is putting an end to misconceptions about vegan food availability in Texas with numerous veg-friendly eateries," VegNews editors wrote.
So in a city apparently filled with vegan eateries, (still crazy to me--but in a good way), I managed to do some of the heavy lifting for you by compiling this list of Dallas' best vegan Thanksgiving options. Hope you all have the best meal of your vegan life this year!
Here's Where to Go...
If you’re feeling fancy….
Whole Foods: All Whole Foods locations are offering a vegan
Thanksgiving meal created by James-Beard Award winning chef and veggie enthusiast, Jeremy Fox. One complete meal for two will set you back $39.99 and contains a romanesco Cauliflower Roast with a miso bagna cauda, crimini mushroom stuffing with kimchi, charred escarole with tomato and chickpeas, roasted acorn squash with maple and hazelnut dukkah, and frosted sweet potato blondies with spiced cashews. WHEW. Is anyone else out of breath?
If you’re craving traditional flavors…
Nature’s Plate: A complete vegan Thanksgiving dinner for four will set you back $95 with an individual meal costing $25. The full menu includes acorn squash with quinoa wild rice stuffing, green bean casserole (the classic!), cheesy broccoli rice casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy, and a half-size of pumpkin pie or any cheesecake. Can’t eat all that or want something extra? Each item can be ordered a la carte as well. Place your order by 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 16.
If you love a good buffet…
Kalachandji’s: For the non-traditionalists among us, this vegetarian Indian restaurant is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet with options like mung bean soup, tofu turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, mustard greens, green beans, candied yams, brown and
wild rice, cranberry sauce, cornbread and pumpkin pie.
If you want your dinner served from a truck…
Soulgood: This vegetarian and vegan food truck and catering company is offering organic “turkey” and dressing, organic Southern “buttermilk” biscuits, organic pumpkin loaf and organic chocolate cupcakes with roasted coconut. The prices will vary depending on the quantity ordered.
If you want to get Thanksgiving to go…
Spiral Diner: This vegan restaurant is serving to-go Thanksgiving dishes with each savory item serving 4-6 people. The offerings include a “Tofurkey” roast, butternut squash soup, cranberry pecan stuffing, smoky collard greens, and garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes. Desserts include pumpkin pie, ginger peach pie, chocolate bourbon pecan pie or oatmeal cranberry cookies.
If you’re all about the baked goods…
Reverie Bakeshop: This popular vegan, plant-based bakery in Richardson will be serving all manner of vegan baked goods for Thanksgiving. Options include gluten-free cheddar scallion biscuits, dinner rolls and regular biscuits. For dessert, they have pumpkin pie, pecan pie, chocolate cream pie and carrot cake. Every pie can be made with a gluten-free crust for $5 more. Order by Saturday Nov. 17. image via www.10best.com
What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year? Do you and your loved ones usually make it a whole thing or do you keep it more casual? I love hearing about everybody's different traditions. Let me know in the comments!